Category Comics

Fan Expo Toronto ComiCON February Show

Sunday February 28th there was a one day show in Toronto at the Metro Convention Centre., put on by Hobbystar.  It was in a smaller room that was packed with local dealers and tables with artists.  I was at this…

Dominic Fortune: It Can Happen Here And Now

I’m a lifelong Howard Chaykin fan.  In the 80’s I discovered American Flagg! and never looked back.  He has a unique storytelling style that appeals to the teenager in all of us.  His art has shifted over time: I’m not…

Kirby: King Of Comics by Evanier

Jack Kirby is a giant legend in comics and everyone who has enjoyed a comic book in their life owes a tip of the hat to him.  Kirby: King Of Comics by Mark Evanier is a biography of Jack Kirby…

Sleeper Season One by Brubaker and Phillips

Sleeper Season One was recently released in trade paperback, collecting the original 2002 twelve issue series from Wildstorm.  It had been collected into two volumes in 2004 but this is the first time we have the first story line in…

Torpedo Volume 1 by Abuli and Bernet

Had seen The Complete Torpedo Volume 1 solicited in Diamond Previews but didn’t know much about the book.  A little internet searching and I found it was a long running Spanish story of a New York hitman in the 1930s:…

Review Criteria

With my new found interest in reviewing books and graphic novels it makes sense to lay out what I'm looking for before I tackle a review.

Grandville by Bryan Talbot

Heard some rumblings on the internet about a new animal graphic novel; lots of interest but most wanted to flip through the book before committing.  At my local comic shop they had one copy of Grandville: after a quick perusal…

Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury and Hamilton

I should start off by saying I’ve never read Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.  I was reading a magazine recently and saw it was being adapted into a graphic novel by Tim Hamilton, who I had no previous experience with. …